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hearing postponed. >> it in a stunning comeback over the united states, -- >> it in a stunning comeback over the united states, europe -- >> in a stunning comeback over the united states, europe clinched the ryder cup. >> georgia could be set for a post-election standoff. both the ruling party and opposition coalition are claiming victory. >> the former soviet republic has claimed that exit polls give the opposition an edge, but the government claims it will retain its majority. >> opposition supporters have taken to the streets to celebrate victory. georgians went to the polls against a backdrop of prison abuse, a scandal that has damaged the once-popular government of mikhail saakashvili. his name rivals -- his main rival was to move the country into russia. it is not clear when the outcome will be known. let's go live to our reporter following the ballot in georgia. some confusion about the outcome, with both major groups claiming victory. do you have any further details? >> these elections have been a close race from the beginning. what we now hear from tbilisi, is that these electi
, in japan, and the united states. they downgraded their forecast for global growth in their latest report released at the opening of the imf and world bank meetings in tokyo. they say nations must take action to safeguard stability and restore confidence. juan madison reports. >> reporter: some of the world's leading economic minds gathered at the tokyo international forum. they opened their meetings with little fanfare and little optimism. >> the world economy recovery continues, but it has weakened further. in advanced economies, growth is now too little to make a substantial dent in unemployment. >> reporter: colleagues cut their forecasts for growth worldwide to 3.3% this year. the recovery has suffered new setbacks, they wrote. and uncertainty weighs heavily on the outlook. >> you can call it a general feeling of uncertainty about the future. worries about the ability of european policy makers that control the euro crisis. there are worries about the failure of u.s. policy makers to agree so far on a fiscal plan. >> reporter: he ran through a list of challenges in developed countries
devastated the south of the united states including the city of new orleans. republican campaign evented eeds in the s of virginia on sunday. both campaigns are concerned about the negative impact of early voting. ballots cast ahead of the election account for 30% of the total. we now go to sayaka mori who's been following this storm for us. >> yes, catherine. sandy is quite a massive storm. clouds are blanketing eastern portions of the u.s. into eastern canada. we have lots of reports of flooding as well as strong winds. now things will get even worse because the center of sandy is expected to move into the new jersey coast within the next couple of hours. storm surge is going to be a major concern that's going to be accompanied by high tide. that means water levels will get much higher than usual. coastal flooding is highly likely. that's why hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate. it looks like it's going to move through pennsylvania, new york city and aiming for new england states or southern quebec for the next several days. as it does so, rain will spread in
of the eurozone. with more in the united states, the earnings report season is about to get into gear, and many people think that the numbers for the third quarter will prove that the economy has continued to slow down and that the expectations for continuously rising stock prices might have been exaggerated. >> let's take a quick look now at some of the market numbers. the dax ended the day 0.75% down. euro stoxx 50 close almost 1% down. across the atlantic, the dow jones is currently going down over 0.5%. the euro is trading for $1.2876. mexican officials have confirmed that the body of a former gang leader has been stolen from a funeral home. >> one of the leaders of a drug cartel was killed in a gunbattle with security forces on monday. the state security leader says masked gunmen raided the home and took the body. we'll be back in just one minute's time with more, including the latest on the nobel prize for physics. >> we will have a look at news from israel on elections there, so stick around. >> welcome back. it is a big day for scientists. serge haroche of france and david windeland of
of recovery are coming up. better than expected economic data from the united states pushed stock prices of words here in frankfurt. also bit unexpected were quarterly earnings reports, the ones from walmart for example. shares of siemens made an exception, though. they were among the losers on this thursday. siemens says its ceo announced job cuts and cost cuts. profit targets which they had set might not be met within the timeframe that siemens had imagined. >> let's take a quick look at the numbers now in frankfurt. the dax ended the day up by more than 1%. europe -- euro stoxx 50 up by 1.25%. the dow jones almost flat. the euro trading for $1.2929. is there such a thing as clean and affordable energy? >> good question. germany's environment minister believe so, but he says the country has to completely rethink the way it subsidizes renewals. >> with elections due next year, the rising cost of electricity has become an issue. environment minister is calling for a government overhaul of renewable energy. he says current policy favors quantity, not quality. >> we need the appropriate i
will mean a large movement of people to the united states. do you think there is some comparison to the announcement by the communist government in germany that eventually led to the fall of the berlin wall? >> cuba's goal is not merely to run away from its past, but the issues are very different. so far, the reserve rights -- they reserve rights to deny passports if needed by other circumstances, which do not need to be specified. but the most important part is that cubans need an entry visa to another country. the united states will maintain a very restrictive policy. the bottle neck now will be getting an inch tv set into other countries, and the cuban government can now show that they are not restricting travel but the target countries. it is not an avalanche that we will see, and it will not prompt major political crisis. >> thank you so very much. it has been 10 years since an oil spill in the atlantic polluted thousands of kilometers of european coastline and cost hundreds of fishermen their livelihood. the trial to determine responsibility has just begun. >> the greek-ope
near the end of the day. especially hard-meeting news from upon united states -- hard- hitting news from the united states, google, caterpillar, the world's largest tractor and construction-machinery maker. they had a record profit in the third quarter, but they are looking more pessimistically ahead. that affected the trading here. especially because there are more company reports expected later in the week, for example, from daimler-benz and volkswagen. >> we will stay in frankfurt for closer look at the numbers. the dax finished monday down by 7/10 of 1%. euro stoxx 50 also sliding, going into the end of monday, down by 4/10 of 1%. the dow is off by 6/101%, but the euro is looking up, trading at 1.3046. >> an italian court has sentenced a group of scientists and one government official to six years in prison for failing to provide adequate warnings prior to a deadly earthquake in 2009. >> the judges found the seven defendants guilty of multiple manslaughter in connection with the earthquake that killed more than 300 people in the city of l'aquila. the defendants were members of a
lie in state. an editorial called to unite under the new leader to show authority and power. it said the party is capable of accomplishing anything. experts believe north korea's new regime hopes to tighten its control of the country, while strengthening the role of the party. >>> european leaders have put their heads together over an over again to try to fix the problems they share. still economists at international monetary fund say they need to do more to ease concerns about their debt. the imf released its semiannual report on the stability of the global financial system. it said the risks to stability are on the rise. nhk world's ron madison is covering the imf world bank meetings here in tokyo. >> european leaders find themselves in a sense of debt deja vu. they've wrestled together and separately to solve budget problems. once again, they find themselves listening to some advice. >> the choice today is between making the necessary, but tough, policy and political decisions or delaying them once more in the false hope that time is on our side. it is not. >> he and his colleague
. the bavarian state premier compared the process of german unification to that of creating a united europe. then he gave the keynote address. >> we are german europeans. we must devote to the nfl -- unification of europe the same effort we made in german unification. he added that it was a precondition for the integration of eastern and western europe that would come later. on october the third, 1990, germans from east and west celebrated the reunification. hear, the wall started to crumble. the chancellor had worked out the details. , "gorbachev's approval was key. they signed the treaty in august 31, 1990. it was the end of divided germany and the beginning of a new germany that would grow to become europe's largest economy. as he continued his speech coming he said the germans had shown tremendous solidarity toward one another. he said a similar effort must be made on the process of european integration. >> only in europe, working with our neighbors and partners in this community, can we, and will we, be able to achieve our common goals, as they are described in our national anthem, uni
government with the help of the united states has doubled its military and police force. we have a stronger military today in brazil, which is a much larger country. >> the rebels have carried out some terrible attacks in our cities, but the state still has not been able to defeat farc and the rebels have not been able to seize power. >> an estimated 5 million people have been displaced by the fighting on both sides of the border. many are stranded in southern colombia. after her husband was killed by farc militia, she and her husband were forced to flee their farm. -- she and her children were forced to flee their farm. now she lives here in poverty and still in fear for her family. >> letting my son go to ecuador to work was the worst decision of my life. he was abducted on the way their -- there. i do not know if he is alive or dead. my life has been a living hell for the past month and 12 days. >> despite her own concerns, she takes time to care for a neighbor who is critically ill. she can no longer walk. she lives here with her 9-year- old granddaughter, whose father was killed. her m
not get what they wanted. >> the united states expects that whoever is elected mayor of this community will work very hard for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming mayor who is in part responsible for those events leaves me speechless. >> at the side of the worst european atrocities since world war ii, many serbs deny what international courts have ruled a genocide. >> what genocide? that was not genocide. it was civil war. >> 17 years on, many survivors say the election outcome could silence the bosnian muslim voice of srebrenica. >> coming up on the good news for passengers who missed their flights. >> first, some stories in the headlines. hong kong has paid tribute to the 38 victims of monday's collision between the ferryboat and the other boat. they observed three minutes of silence. officials held a memorial service. the accident was hong kong's worst maritime disaster in decades. >> this year apostate of german unity was celebrated as far -- this year's de of german unity
and the united states should see 2.2% growth. imf analysts are saying it should is grow to 3.6% next year. but still poses a threat to the global economy. >>> analysts a at the world bank have cut their forecasts for growth in east asia. they say china's slowing economy will have a weakening effect across the region. the bank's latest report projects 7.2% growth this year across 14 countries. that's 0.4 percentage points lower than the forecast in may. the region includes china but not japan. the report says china's domestic demand is sluggish and says europe's credit crisis has hurt exports throughout the region. world bank analysts say growth in east asia will rise to 7.6% next year. they say china will pick up steam and demand will grow in southeast asia. they're also being cautious. they know continuing risks to east asian economies. >>> members of the nobel committee have honored two men who they say revolutionized our way of understanding how cells and organisms work. shinya yamanaka proved cells can be changed into immature stem cells which can then be used to form all the tissues
combined. >> in the united states, 43 were executed. about the same as in the previous year. japan is another developed country that still applies capital punishment, and the process can take years. >> we are appealing in one case, a man who has been waiting for his execution for 44 years. he has been on death row for 44 years. based on the information we have, we believe he was unjustly sentenced to death. >> excluding china, at least 680 people were executed in 2011 around the world. >> the frankfurt book fair is in full swing, but publishers are facing challenges like never before as digital books become more and more popular. >> publishers are trying to figure out a future where e- readers and ipads replace old fashioned, bound books, but one thing is for sure -- big personalities will always move erchandise. >> arnold schwarzenegger made his appearance for his memoir called "total recall." >> arnold schwarzenegger was back in familiar territory, promoting his newest entertainment product. this time, it is a book. he said he realized that riding was no easy task. >> this is abo
conditions. >> he left more than 39,000 meters from the united states staying in free fall for more than 90 -- for more than four minutes. >> a short wave and then a leap of faith. free-fall from 39 kilometers up. the descent into the stratosphere was a record in its own right. he was suspended on a helium balloon and flew higher than any balloon flight before it. he was rewarded with a spectacular view. >> i said, i know the whole world is watching and i wish the world could see what i see. sometimes you have to go of really high to understand how small you are. >> his family was present at the job and watched from the ground. there was a scare when he started spinning out of control. >> when it turns around, you have to figure out what to do. i stuck my arm out and it became worse. i put my arm and the other side and it became less. i was fighting all the way down to regain control. >> nine minutes after leaving the capsule, he landed safely in the desert of new mexico. the scientific by you of the stunt is debatable, but his place and the record books is assured. >> he is also another re
tris tonoeroury the united states will mntain a very restrictive policy. the bottle neck now will be getting an inch tv set into other countries, a tuban governmentan now sho tt ey are not restricting travel but the target countries. it is not an avalanche tt wiee, and it willot prompt major political crisis. >> thank you so very much. it has been 10 years since an oil spill in the atlantic polluted tusds of kileters of european coastline and cost hundreds of fishermen their livelihood. the trial to determine responsibility has jusben. >> the greek-operated shipping vessel prestige was transporting thousands of tons of oil when it sprang a leak and benpiinoi off northwestern spain on november 13, 2002. >> it was the worst environmenl daster in spanish history. the oil tanker prestige broke in two and then sank. more than 50,000 tons of oil leaked into the atlantic and polluted the coastline. 250,000 seabirds are thought to ha dd a result. 10 years on, the case has finally come to trial. the court is set to hear from hundreds ofitness a experts. there are four people on trial
, again, the avowed purpose of committing some sort of jihad here in the united states. >> he was given the explosive device by a man he thought was an accomplice, but his helper turned out to be an fbi informant and the explosives fake. he could now be facing life in prison for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and providing material help 4 al qaeda -- for al qaeda. >> an exhibition causing plushes in some corners of vienna -- naked men through the ages. >> that's one you want to see. first, let's look at other stories making headlines around the world. the nato secretary-general has denied rumors of an early troop withdrawal from afghanistan. he confirmed the u.s.-led forces will remain in place until the end of 2014. he said some troops could stay on even later to help train afghan security forces. and then nearly 70 japanese politicians including two top cabinet ministers have visited the controversial war shrine, a move that is likely to further sour relations with china and south korea. those countries point out that the shrine honors not only japan's war dead but als
been placed on alert. forecasters have warned the city could hit the northeast of the united states early next week. >> to sports and in golf, some of the world's best players are taking part in bmw master's in shanghai this weekend. >> peter house and currently tops the leader board with a score of 40 under par, but he will have to be careful of his teammate, who is just two shots behind him. sunday's winner will pick up a check for 900,000 euros. in formula one champion ship, the leader looks at another the weakened at the indiana grand prix on sunday. >> the german driver dominated both practice sessions, sending a clear signal to his competitors that he plans to back his fourth grand prix win in a row on sunday. his teammate was not far behind, however. his fiercest rival in the championship came in third in both sessions. watch out. ferrari still pretty fast. but maybe not fast enough. >> maybe not. we will be right back after the break. do not go away. >> welcome back. the eu calls it a test for democracy in the ukraine. the country is holding parliamentary elections of the we
, the united nations hopes it could create the basis for dialogue and a longer lasting peace agreement. >> it is a statement many had been hoping for. an announcement on state television -- declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight -- reads a declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight. smoke and the sounds of fighting visible across what appears to be damascus, but it is not possible to verify when or where the video was recorded. i and other syrian hot spots, fighting continued throughout the day -- in other syrian hot spots. rebels in aleppo say they have taken control of several neighborhoods there. videos like these make scenes like this seem almost unreal. syrians risk a trip to the market for some last-minute holiday shopping. >> we are trying to forget the situation in the country and live a normal life. as you can see. >> if all goes well, syrians could enjoy four days of peace, but that is not certain. forces on both sides have reserved the right to respond to aggression. >> we heard in that report that there are doubts that the s
it could also effect the challenge of the united states. >>> japan's territorial dispute with china has created new risks for japanese insurers. chinese protesters smashed japanese owned stores and factories and insurers will have to pay out. managers say they can't issue new policies to cover that kind of damage. chinese people show their anger at the japan government's nationalization of the senkaku islands. they arrived last month and destroyed japanese businesses. insurers say they'll have to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars. they say they're not issuing new policies for the time being because they can't tell how much more damage rioters might cause. they're letting people renew their insurance but don't know when they'll be able to take on new customers. the japanese government has decided to appoint chief secretary as its new ambassador to china. he previously worked for the foreign ministry. he served as depth chief of the american and african affairs bureau. he will replace the first person from the private sector to serve as japan's top envoy to china. a senior diplomat
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